ABA-Microsoft Summer Internship

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The American Bar Association’s (ABA) Commission on Disability Rights is pleased to partner with Microsoft to provide a meaningful summer internship opportunity for a highly motivated, first-year law student living with a disability.

The legal intern will work within Microsoft’s Corporate, External, and Legal Affairs department in Redmond, Washington, for 10 to 12 weeks during the summer. The intern will have a broad range of responsibilities from across the department, which may include researching legal issues impacting business strategy, drafting transactional documents, attending client meetings and product reviews, and collaborating with internal teams on cross-group projects. Get ready to overcome challenges, forge solutions, and provide direct counsel to the cutting edge of the world’s most dynamic industry.

In addition to competitive pay ($8,500/month), interns will receive the following benefits:

  • Pairing with an attorney who will serve as both mentor and manager, providing guidance on projects, career development, networking, and other individual needs
  • Participation in the 1L LCLD Scholars Program, including paid attendance
    at the 1L LCLD Scholars Summit
  • Paid travel to Microsoft
  • Corporate housing
  • Subsidized car rental or bike purchase plan
  • Health club membership (dues paid by Microsoft, but taxed as income for you)
  • Shipping reimbursement
  • Free bus pass
  • Parties and special events
  • Free training
  • Software discounts



Applicants must:

  • Be first-year law students in good standing for the degree of J.D.
  • Be enrolled at an ABA-accredited law school and have successfully completed the first year
  • Be (or become) a member of the American Bar Association
  • Be a law student living with a disability (as defined by WHO), whether that be visual, hearing, mobility, cognitive, or speech
  • Have excellent analytical ability and legal drafting skills
  • Have excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Be able to communicate effectively across a large number of diverse internal groups, teams, and divisions
  • Have a demonstrated ability to work efficiently, meet deadlines, and manage multi-dimensional projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Be able to research and learn new concepts and legal issues quickly to facilitate problem solving



To apply, submit your cover letter and resume to Amy Allbright at amy.allbright@americanbar.org no later than Feb. 16, 2018 @ 5:00 pm EST. We will plan to have final selection completed by March 31, 2018. In your cover letter (no more than 500 words), please address your demonstrated commitment to diversity and your career goals and interests.

All materials must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST on February 16, 2018.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.